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STACK OF BRIGHTNESS by Rosalynde Vas Dias

What do you know of the former beloved/still beloved? He lives in another city or speaks infrequently.

What do you know
of the former

beloved/still beloved?
He lives in another

city or speaks
infrequently.

He appears
in the guise

of an owl, he appears
in the guise of a scrawl.
In a series of paintings—

peasant villages,
festive skies—

your two selves
are fractured

and played by
a bunch of characters.

You are close and you
are friends and you recede

endlessly from one
another.

It means you,
singular
, string beads.
You make a lot

of bracelets.  They grow
up your arm,

a stack
of brightness,

static of the
rainbow. You

(plural) used to make
omelets together

or something.

 

 

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About Rosalynde Vas Dias

Rosalynde Vas Dias
Rosalynde Vas Dias earned an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College's Low Residency Program for Writers. Her first book, Only Blue Body, was winner of the 2011 Robert Dana Award offered by Anhinga Press. Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, West Branch, The Pinch, Laurel Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.